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"Imaginatively staged . . . by director Darin Dahms, the comic-strip action takes place in a strange dreamscape . . . peopled with hooded figures, squabbling ghosts, outsized heroines and supernaturally powerful villains."

"bolstered by well-crafted performances and striking production values"

"Most memorable within the adept ensemble are Prud'homme and Odell, in blazing command of their outrageous characters."

Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly

"Director Darin Dahms and a sterling cast . . . underscores the piece's delightful weirdness."
-- F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

"A sense of Keen irony underlines the entire production as Sampson's sharp script is supported by Dahm's tragicomic vision.
--Amy Lyons, BACKSTAGE


Stage Managed by Bebe Herrera

Lighting by Mike Roman

Sound by Ryan Brodkin

Set & Props by Naomi Kasahara

Costumes by Takashi Morimoto

Graphics by Andy Rohr

Illustrations by Jessicah Neufeld

Animation Sequencing by Jeremy McDonald

Fight Choreography by Jennings Turner

Produced for NOTE by David Bickford, Lorianne Hill, Lynn Odell,

Rick Steadman, and Lauren Dobbins Webb


Alceste by B. Walker Sampson
directed by Darin Dahms

A free adaptation from Euripides, Alceste pits together gods, ghosts, and superheroes with ordinary so-and-sos who make extraordinary sacrifices to try to tell the Future to consider itself. Objects are too brightly colored to see without squinting, while others remind us of people we're trying to forget. Boats and bathtubs roll in to where they have no business, and there's a terrible hissing that sounds like the end of things.

B. Walker Sampson's plays include: Absence of a House, Alceste, Assistance, Clear Across, Puppet Kafka, Roosevelt Island, Silent Steps: A Play with MacGuffins, Slouch, They All Look Like Bats in the Dark, and What Do You Think of the Moon? His plays have been produced or developed by: Soho Rep, Theatre of NOTE, the Playwrights’ Center, Drama of Works, Outsider's Inn Collective, Double Take Theatre, Audacity Theatre Lab, Source Theatre, BRIC, Pace University, PegLeg Productions, Oracle Theatre, Conflict of Interest Theatre, NyLon Fusion Theatre Collective, the Off-Off Broadway Play Festival, and HERE's American Living Room Festival. His plays, poetry, and articles have been published in Midway Journal, Saint Ann's Review, Brooklyn Review, Stirring, and American Theatre

When: February 4th -March 12th

Friday/Saturday @ 8pm; Sunday @ 7pm

Admission: $22.00 (Seniors, Students: $18.00)

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Where: Theatre of NOTE
1517 N. Cahuenga (just north of Sunset) Hollywood, CA

By Phone (subject to availability): 323.856.8611


Lorianne Hill
Alceste -

Trevor Olsen

Julia Prud'homme
Frigga Brenda
Lynn Odell
Man with Blazing Necktie
Jennifer Flack
Woman in Bright Bathing Suit
Ezra Buzzington
Ferryman at Large
Rick Steadman
Cat Davis

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Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 Phone Reservations: 323.856.8611
This performance is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.